WP: Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

WP: Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

By Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima May 22  President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to WP video. CLICK HERE for direct link […]

NYT: Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

NYT: Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

By MATT APUZZO, MAGGIE HABERMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG MAY 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT story. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. […]

NYT: Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

NYT: Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT MAY 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT […]

Reuters: Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

Reuters: Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

By Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel May 18th, 2017 Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. CLICK […]

NYT: Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Is Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

NYT: Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Is Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

By REBECCA R. RUIZ and MARK LANDLER MAY 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, dramatically raising the legal and political stakes in an affair that has threatened to engulf Mr. Trump’s four-month-old presidency. CLICK […]

NYT: Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

NYT: Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT May 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. “I hope you can let this go,” […]

WP: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

WP:  Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe May 15  President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. CLICK IMAGES for links to WP videos. CLICK HERE for link […]

WSJ: Financial-Crimes Monitor to Share Records in Trump-Russia Probe

WSJ: Financial-Crimes Monitor to Share Records in Trump-Russia Probe

By Shane Harris and Carol E. Lee May 12, 2017  WASHINGTON—A Treasury Department unit that specializes in combating money-laundering will share financial records with an expanding Senate probe into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, according to people familiar with the matter. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to WSJ story. The Senate Intelligence Committee requested […]

The Week: Sean Spicer repeatedly refuses to definitively deny that Trump is recording White House conversations

The Week: Sean Spicer repeatedly refuses to definitively deny that Trump is recording White House conversations

Jeva Lange May 12th, 2017. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was repeatedly and directly asked if President Trump is recording conversations in the Oval Office. Each time, Spicer refused to answer. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to story & videos. Earlier Friday, President Trump apparently threatened former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting: “James […]

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